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Chris Conley WR-JAX
Back at it

Conley returned to Thursday's game against the Titans, reports.

ANALYSIS: It seems that the ankle injury Conley sustained wasn't too serious. He'll look to build off his one catch for 15 yards.

Chris Conley WR-JAX
Exits with ankle injury

Conley exited Thursday's game against Tennessee with an ankle injury and is questionable to return, Tad Dickman of the Jaguars' official site reports.

ANALYSIS: It appeared that Conley was injured while throwing a block on a pass play. The 26-year-old had just gotten over a hip injury in order to be active in Thursday's contest.

Malcolm Brown RB-LA
Practices in full Thursday

Brown (ankle) was a full practice participant Thursday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

ANALYSIS: Brown upheld coach Sean McVay's expectation of him from earlier Thursday. With his health not a concern, Brown will act as a complement to Todd Gurley on the ground Sunday in Cleveland.

David Moore WR-SEA
Uncapped practice Thursday

Moore (shoulder) practiced fully Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

ANALYSIS: Prior to Moore being a limited participant at Wednesday's session, coach Pete Carroll told Liz Mathews that the wide receiver has "a really good chance" to make his season debut Week 3 against the Saints. Now that he participated in every drill Thursday, Moore is on pace to make that come to pass. While Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf are locked in as the Seahawks' top two WR, there should be room for Moore, Jaron Brown (toe) and/or Malik Turner in three-wide sets.

Tevin Coleman RB-SF
Gets 'DNP' tag Thursday

Coleman (ankle) was listed as a non-participant on the 49ers' injury report Thursday, Nick Wagoner of reports.

ANALYSIS: Considering he picked up a high ankle sprain Week 1, Coleman was poised for a multi-game absence from that point forward. Having said that, neither the 49ers nor coach Kyle Shanahan have commented on Coleman's status in the meantime. With only his listing on injury reports to take into account, Coleman remains embedded in his recovery until he scratches the practice field. Assuming he sits out again Sunday against the Steelers, the 49ers will turn to Matt Breida to lead the backfield while Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson provide support.

C.J. Board WR-JAX
Healthy scratch versus Titans

Board is inactive for Thursday's game against the Titans, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

ANALYSIS: Board isn't likely to factor into Jacksonville's game plan while the team's top five receivers remain healthy. He has yet to appear in a game with the Jaguars this season.

Devine Ozigbo RB-JAX
Inactive again

Ozigbo is a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Titans, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

ANALYSIS: Ozigbo has not yet appeared in a game this season. The undrafted rookie out of Nebraska was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars shortly after roster cutdowns, but it remains to be seen whether he'll end up carving out a role in Jacksonville.

Mike Badgley K-LAC
Full go Thursday

Badgley was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

ANALYSIS: Badgley was limited in Wednesday's practice, so his full participation Thursday is great news for his status for Sunday's matchup with Houston. The 24-year-old missed the season's first two games with the groin issue. Now healthy, Badgley seems poised to relieve Ty Long, who missed two field goals in last Sunday's 13-10 loss to Detroit.

Mike Williams WR-LAC
Shakes off knee injury

Williams (knee) was listed as full participant at practice Wednesday and Thursday.

ANALYSIS: With no limitations to begin Week 3 preparations, Williams has seemingly moved past the knee issue that rendered him a game-time call heading into last Sunday's 13-10 loss to the Lions. Williams handled his usual starting role in that contest and delivered a quality stat line, nabbing three of five targets for 83 yards. Given that tight end Hunter Henry (knee) is out for the foreseeable future and running back Melvin Gordon (contract dispute) continues to hold out, a healthy Williams could see his volume in the passing game increase in the games to come.

Luke Stocker TE-ATL
Practices in full

Stocker (foot) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

ANALYSIS: Stocker was limited in practice Wednesday due to a foot issue, but he now appears back to full health. The veteran tight end is set to play his usual depth role behind Austin Hooper during Sunday's tilt against the Colts.

Kenjon Barner RB-ATL
Limited Thursday

Barner (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

ANALYSIS: Barner played through his ankle injury Week 2 versus Philadelphia, and he could do the same Week 3 if he's limited again Friday. If Barner is able to go, he'll slide into his usual role as Atlanta's top return man versus the Colts on Sunday.

Keenan Allen WR-LAC
Limited again Thursday

Allen (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

ANALYSIS: Allen's workload was restricted for the second day in a row, but no reports have surfaced suggesting his status for the Week 3 matchup with the Texans is in any serious peril. Through Los Angeles' first two contests, Allen has played 87 percent of the team's offensive snaps while hauling in 16 of 25 targets for 221 yards and a score.

Vance McDonald TE-PIT
Good to go this week

McDonald (back) practiced fully Thursday.

ANALYSIS: McDonald is thus on track to see his first action first back in San Francisco (on Sunday) since the 49ers traded him to the Steelers prior to the start of the 2017 campaign. McDonald is coming off a Week 2 effort that saw him haul in all seven of his targets for 38 yards and two TDs in a loss to the Seahawks. In the weeks ahead, he's in line to remain one of QB Mason Rudolph's top passing targets, along with Pittsburgh's top wideout, JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Nick Chubb RB-CLE
May garner more third-down work

Coach Freddie Kitchens said Thursday that he's hopeful to find ways to get Chubb more touches in future games, Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site reports.

ANALYSIS: Kitchens wouldn't elaborate on how he might consider heightening Chubb's role on offense, though the coach did leave the door open for the running back to poach more third-down work from backups Dontrell Hillard and D'Ernest Johnson. Operating behind a suspect offensive line, Chubb has rumbled for 3.9 yards per carry and one touchdown to go with seven receptions for 46 yards while playing 65.5 percent of the Browns' offensive snaps through two weeks. With a tough opponent in the Rams on the docket Sunday, managing Chubb's workload may be a lesser concern than the prior two weeks as the 1-1 Browns look to keep up with the undefeated Ravens in the AFC North.

James Conner RB-PIT
Returns to full practice

Conner (knee) practiced fully Thursday.

ANALYSIS: Conner, who injured his knee against the Seahawks this past Sunday, began the practice week with an absence, but his return to full participation Thursday puts him on track to head the Steelers' backfield this weekend against the 49ers. With QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) out for the rest of the season, going forward the team figures to lean heavily on Conner, as well as wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster, the team's top two playmakers in an offense that now features Mason Rudolph as its starting signal caller.

Mark Andrews TE-BAL
Returns to practice

Andrews (foot) returned to a limited practice Thursday.

ANALYSIS: Andrews sat out Wednesday's practice, but his return to the field Thursday bodes well for his chances of being fine for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. It remains to be seen, however, if the tight end will be listed as questionable for the contest or heads into the weekend with no injury designation.

LeSean McCoy RB-KC
Logs limited practice

McCoy (ankle) was listed as a limited practice participant Thursday.

ANALYSIS: Given that McCoy practiced Thursday -- albeit in a limited fashion -- and Damien Williams (knee) did not, of the two, McCoy seemingly has a better chance to suit up Sunday against the Ravens. Added clarity on that front will arrive no later than Friday afternoon, upon the release of the Chiefs' final Week 3 injury report.

Malcolm Brown RB-LA
In line for full practice

Coach Sean McVay said Brown (ankle) is expected to practice in full Thursday, Lindsey Thiry of reports.

ANALYSIS: Brown's activity level won't be confirmed until the Rams release their second Week 3 injury report, but it appears he's set to put the health concern behind him after Wednesday's limited showing. Through two weeks, he's averaging nine touches for 50 yards from scrimmage and one TD per game while spelling Todd Gurley.

Jake Kumerow WR-GB
Limited participant Thursday

Kumerow (shoulder) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

ANALYSIS: Kumerow was listed as a non-participant in Wednesday's estimated practice, so his limited session is a step in the right direction. The 27-year-old played just six offensive snaps Week 2 versus Minnesota while recording his first catch of the season for 12 yards, but Kumerow could be in line for increased work given that the Packers traded Trevor Davis to the Raiders on Wednesday.

J.J. Nelson WR-OAK
Practices fully Thursday

Nelson (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Paul Gutierrez of reports.

ANALYSIS: Nelson was limited in practice Wednesday, so his full participation Thursday is great news for his status for Sunday's contest against Minnesota. The 27-year-old missed Oakland's Week 2 matchup with the Chiefs with the ankle issue, but now it seems he'll be able to return to his depth role in the Raiders' receiving corps.

Tyler Higbee TE-LA
Looking uncertain for Sunday

Higbee (chest) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic reports.

ANALYSIS: With Higbee having sat out the Rams' first two practices of the week, Bonsignore speculates that the tight end's status for Sunday's contest against the Browns could come down to a game-time call. The Rams will see what Higbee is able to do during their final practice session Friday before offering an update on his outlook for Week 3.

Trenton Cannon RB-NYJ
Upgrades to limited Thursday

Cannon (ankle) was limited in Thursday's practice.

ANALYSIS: Cannon's limited participation Thursday is an upgrade from his non-participation Wednesday. The 25-year-old has seen 33 of his 34 snaps on special teams so far this season, and he would figure to continue serving in that role if he can suit up for Sunday's matchup with New England.

DeAndre Hopkins WR-HOU
Good to go

Hopkins (ribs) practiced fully Thursday.

ANALYSIS: We never doubted Hopkins' Week 3 playing status, but the wideout's full practice participation Thursday paves the way for him to head into the weekend minus an injury designation in advance of Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Josh Bellamy WR-NYJ
Limited Thursday

Bellamy (shoulder) logged a limited participation in Thursday's practice.

ANALYSIS: Bellamy's limited practice Thursday is an upgrade from his non-participation Wednesday. If the 30-year-old can manage to suit up Sunday against the Patriots, he could see work as the Jets' No. 3 receiver -- that is, if Demaryius Thomas (hamstring/knee) is sidelined, which seems likely. Otherwise, Braxton Berrios would be next in line for extra work if Bellamy isn't able to go Sunday.